Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

11/8/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Helis Sikk, a postdoctoral fellow at DePauw University, will speak on the history of violence against LGBTQ people, how this violence is covered in the media, and anti-violence activism on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the group Eagles for Pride at Ashland University, is free and open to the public.

Sikk was a 2014 Phil Zwickler Fellow at Cornell University and a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016-2017. Her research looks at the history of anti-LGBTQ violence since the 1960s. Sikk is a co-editor for a collection of essays documenting the cultural legacy of the murder of Matthew Shepard published by Routledge in December 2018.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###